Friends and The Park
Friends were established in 2003 and our
aim is to protect and develop the environment
and facilities of Sir Joseph Hood Memorial
raise awareness of issues and work closely
with Merton Council and many independent
funding bodies to help this wonderful
park remain a key resource for the community
and visitors alike.
main entrance to the park is off Marina
Avenue, Motspur Park and the carpark has
plenty of spaces. The park is managed
by a permanent Park Ranger. It is open
daily from 8am until dusk during the week,
9am to dusk at weekends and on bank holidays.
Joseph Hood Memorial Playing Field came
into existence in the 1930's and was named
after a local benefactor. Prior to this,
the land had been owned by Richard Garth,
Lord of the Manor of Morden. Garth planted
the Memorial Woodland in the 1860's and
this survives in the park today.
Memorial Woodland is a site of Borough
Grade 1 importance for nature conservation
and it became a designated local nature
reserve in 1994.